We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Founders' Hall

6 Prince Street | Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4P5, Canada
902-368-1864
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: Visitors to this heritage attraction are transported back to 1864 to relive Canada's history through state-of-the-art displays and multimedia... more » Owner description: Visitors to this heritage attraction are transported back to 1864 to relive Canada's history through state-of-the-art displays and multimedia presentations. « less
Write a Review

95 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    45
    35
    8
    4
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Fairview, Texas
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
46 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A nice attempt to spoon feed the masses the history of founding of Canada. I found the audio had problems technically. Also a bit hooky they way they do the presentation, in my opinion. Felt it was dumbed down . Somewhat insulting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mississauga, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Should have done this tour 1st as it gave a lot more back ground to the area & the history of our country. The only frustration it took a while to purchase tickets as the attendants were tied up.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Townsend, Washington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Well done exhibit. It was interesting to go through with the "reporters" to learn about the history of the Confederation. The headset (mine was in English) worked well and you could repeat the audio if needed. I would have liked to have seen more books on Canadian history in the gift shop. Most items were related to Ann of Green... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The hall was nice enough, but you really have to go there for a lobster roll. My son and I set out in search of the best and this was it. Tried many to find it! Also, next door there is a chip shack that makes very good fries. Their lobster roll, while inexpensive, just didn't quite cut it, but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The small museum was worth a visit - really enjoyed it and found Canada's pre-Confederation history very interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Founders' Hall is a quick walk-through experience where you learn about the founding of Canada and the addition of its provinces and territories. While it's well laid out and pitches at a good level of information, the attraction itself does seem a little cheesy and there's nothing truly historic remaining at the site itself. Kids will like it but I'm... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
293 reviews 293 reviews
142 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The information was presented in a fun and interesting way. It's a spoof TV newscast from the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. My issue was more with the technology. There is no reason why I should be hearing static in the headphones in between stations or have to wonder if I'm at the right spot or facing the right direction for the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
halifax
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited with my girlfriend..her 1 st my second time. Took my Grand-children some yrs ago. Highly recommend

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Staff were very friendly and our stop here for 45 mns was very much worth it. We learnt so much about our History and about the 33 people involved in the first confederation meeting at Charlottetown. Found it fascinating!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

A very fun and informative attraction! Going through confederation as a time travel tunnel is a ver great way to engage children and adults in a major piece of history? Reasonably priced and a must see!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Founders' Hall also viewed

 
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
 

Been to Founders' Hall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Founders' Hall?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing